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by T. W. Craik,Francis Beaumont

  • ISBN: 0719015480
  • Author: T. W. Craik,Francis Beaumont
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  • Rating: 4.2 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan; New edition edition (July 1, 1988)
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  • Subcategory: Humanities
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A Maid's Tragedy is one of the most effective of all Jacobean plays. Craik tells us that & is only in the theatre that its power can be fully appreciated,' but in fact it reads extremely well, with its limited cast and uncluttered dramatic action.

A Maid's Tragedy is one of the most effective of all Jacobean plays. What puts it above most other revenge tragedies of its period is not profundity (as in Hamlet or The Broken Heart) but extraordinary dramatic invention and a technique able to draw the maximum effect out of each dramatic idea.

Francis Beaumont (1584-1616) and his collaborator John Fletcher . Craik is Emmeritus Professor of English.

Francis Beaumont (1584-1616) and his collaborator John Fletcher (1579-1625) wrote some of the most popular dramas of Elizabethan England. Beaumont and Fletcher began to work together in about 1606 and continued their partnership until Beaumont's retirement in 1613. Their comedies and tragedies include The Woman Hater, The Coxcomb, A Maid's Tragedy, The Knight of the Burning Pestle, Wit Without Money, and Philaster, Or Love Lies A Bleeding.

Beaumont and Fletcher's The Maid's Tragedy (first published 1619) is a sensational Jacobean sex tragedy. When gentleman soldier Melantius returns to Rhodes, he finds his dear friend Amintor is recently married - but not to his troth-plight love Aspatia (the maid of the title)

Beaumont and Fletcher's The Maid's Tragedy (first published 1619) is a sensational Jacobean sex tragedy. When gentleman soldier Melantius returns to Rhodes, he finds his dear friend Amintor is recently married - but not to his troth-plight love Aspatia (the maid of the title). Instead, the King has arranged a match between Amintor and Melantius' sister, the beautiful Evadne.

The Maid's Tragedy is a play by Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher. It was first published in 1619. The play has provoked divided responses from critics. The play's date of origin is not known with certainty. In 1611, Sir George Buck, the Master of the Revels, named The Second Maiden's Tragedy based on the resemblances he perceived between the two works. Scholars generally assign the Beaumont/Fletcher play to c. 1608–1611.

by. Beaumont, Francis, 1584-1616; Fletcher, John, 1579-1625; Craik, T. W. (Thomas Wallace).

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The Maid's Tragedy (Paperback). Published June 12th 1999 by Manchester University Press. Paperback, 210 pages. ISBN: 0719030986 (ISBN13: 9780719030987). Written by Francis Beaumont, and Iohn Fletcher Gentlemen.

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Comments (2)

Vosho
Yes, the e-text dates from the Palm Pilot era (and is in fact no longer available in the Kindle store).

The play itself is Beaumont and Fletcher's masterpiece, with many splendid coups de theatre which would play well even today.

It starts with a wedding Masque, then moves to a honeymoon from Hell:

Oh! pardon me my Love;
So dear the thoughts are that I hold of thee,
That I must break forth; satisfie my fear:
It is a pain beyond the hand of death,
To be in doubt; confirm it with an Oath, if this be true.

_Evad_. Do you invent the form:
Let there be in it all the binding words
Devils and Conjurers can put together,
And I will take it; I have sworn before,
And here by all things holy do again,
Never to be acquainted with thy bed.
Is your doubt over now?

_Amint_. I know too much, would I had doubted still;
Was ever such a marriage night as this!
You powers above, if you did ever mean
Man should be us'd thus, you have thought a way
How he may bear himself, and save his honour:
Instruct me in it; for to my dull eyes
There is no mean, no moderate course to run,
I must live scorn'd, or be a murderer:
Is there a third? why is this night so calm?
Why does not Heaven speak in Thunder to us,
And drown her voice?

_Evad_. This rage will do no good.

(The rest of the plot is like a suspense movie, or thriller. Suffice it to say it has all the elements of "Jacobean" drama in spades. I honestly loved it in spite of the wretched formatting.)

eta: I downloaded the new edition just to be sure: The Maids Tragedy, and it is not an improvement.
Chi
Badly formatted

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